President Trump’s FY 2020 Budget proposes to cut HUD funding by $9.6 billion or 18% compared to enacted FY 2019 funding. Once again Trumps calls for the elimination of Public Housing Capital, CDBG and HOME and significant reductions in Public Housing Operating. If enacted, this budget would seriously harm HUD-assisted households and severely damage affordable and public housing programs in New York.

NEW YORK STATE LOSES $1.5+ BILLION IN ANNUAL HOUSING FUNDING

  • -$1,107,183,000 Public Housing Operating & Capital Funds
  • -$315,300,000 Community Development Block Grant
  • -$119,035,000 HOME Investment Partnership

TRUMP SETS PUBLIC HOUSING UP TO FAIL

Trump audaciously proposed the complete elimination of public housing capital funds just one month after HUD reached a settlement agreement with NYCHA. This will only set NYCHA and its new monitor up to fail because it will be impossible for NYCHA to meet substantial compliance with health and safety repairs required in the settlement agreement without federal Public Housing funding.

  • DEFUNDED Public Housing Capital
  • 40% CUT Public Housing Operating

ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Use these materials when meeting with your representatives to show the importance of Federal Funding for Affordable Housing.

  • See the impact of President Trump’s Budget Proposal on New York.
  • View how federal funds are used for Affordable Housing in your Congressional District.

Congressional District Impact 1 pagers: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27.

TAKE ACTION

  1. Email your local elected officials in the House or Senate to have them fight for more HUD funding.
  2. Host an advocacy event at your site by getting in touch with us at info@thenyhc.org.
  3. Have us interview you and other affected tenants by emailing us.
  4. Invite NYHC or join us for a DC or District Office meeting by emailing us.

Follow @theNYHC on twitter for the most up-to-date news on affordable housing policy and activism, or by registering for our newsletter using the button below.

REAL LIVES IMPACTED: HUD PROGRAMS

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Harrison Kyle Jones Jr. is a U.S. Navy Veteran. He currently lives in Liberty Village, supportive housing in Long Island, NY. HUD’s VASH program helps pay a portion of his rent- without it, he would be homeless. Kyle struggled for years to maintain stable housing after his mother passed away and he lost his family home. He also lost his job and retirement savings due to medical and mental health issues. Kyle says he would have trouble affording basics such as food and transportation without housing assistance. He wants the same program to be available to other veterans coming home that need affordable housing.

“It’s a very, very scary proposition to be out on the street.”Kyle

Stay Connected

President Trump proposes to increase rent for HUD-assisted households from 30% of adjusted income to 35% of gross income with the elimination of deductions, including those for child care and medical expenses. Rents nationally will go up by 44% or $780 annually on average for 4 million HUD-assisted households. We need your help to fight against this cruel proposal to collect $3.2 billion in additional rent, which low-income families cannot afford! Click HERE to use #TrumpRentHike Calculator if you live in Public Housing or receive rental assistance.

REAL LIVES IMPACTED: TRUMP RENT HIKE

“What do I do if I don’t have enough money to pay off the extra costs? What I do with my life? I feel so sad, so depressed.”

Nancy Sanchez is 62 years old. She is diabetic and has mobility issues.  She struggles to afford healthy food and pay for medical expenses living on social security income.  Nancy calls affordable senior housing a “blessing” but worries about being able to afford a rent increase. Even though she qualifies for senior housing under HUD’s proposed rent reforms, she would not qualify as elderly for rent calculation purposes. Nancy’s rent would increase by 65% or $1538 annually.


“It’s imperative you look at this proposal again. You are not saving the country money …you have to think about families who will end up on the street and not the bottom line.”

Michele Brown is a U.S. Navy veteran and mother. She has two children currently living with her and adult children serving in the armed forces. Although Michele is employed by a nonprofit agency as a driver, she can’t afford market rent in NY.  Her rent will skyrocket if HUD’s rent reform proposal is enacted by Congress and she worries that her family will become homeless. Michele’s rent would increase by 20% or $1047 annually.


TAKE ACTION

  • Email your local elected officials in the House or Senate to have them stand against the #TrumpRentHike.
  • Host an advocacy event at your site by getting in touch with us at info@thenyhc.org.
  • Have us interview you and other affected tenants by emailing us.
  • Join NYHC for a DC or District Office meeting by emailing us.

Follow @theNYHC on twitter for the most up-to-date news on affordable housing policy and activism, or by registering for our newsletter using the button below.

Stay Connected

$32 billion is required to make needed repairs and upgrades for safe and decent living conditions for the 400,000 public housing residents living in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing. Mayor de Blasio’s NYCHA 2.0 plan expands use of RAD-type conversions and identifies other strategies to raise $24 billion in revenue. While this plan, which will be under the control the newly appointed monitor, moves in the right direction, it leaves a budget gap of at least $8 billion. Our coalition asks for the State and City of New York take action for capital investment to #SAVENYCHA.

LEARN ABOUT THE COALITION TO #SAVENYCHA

RENTER SOURCE OF INCOME PROTECTIONS ENACTED!

A new statewide standard for discrimination will protect renters who are currently denied housing solely based on their source of income. NYHC is proud to be partners on the successful enactment of this important change to NY State law to expand housing opportunity to renters, 600,000 of whom have some form of supplemental income. We thank our partners in the #BanIncomeBiasNY campaign including the Fair Housing Justice Center and Erase Racism and especially thank Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. for their leadership. See a full statement on this exciting victory.